Comedic Drama Strange Snow: Two Iraq Vets Struggle With Love
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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I knew this play was an adaptation of a play that dealt with two men who had served in Vietnam. The transfer of the tale to two Iraq veterans didn't quite make the grade -- for instance, just obviously substituting "rag heads" for what was...continued
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“Powerful and timely” —Los Angeles Times
“Director John Ruskin brings a resonant emotionalism to this staging, especially on the level of domestic drama” —Los Angeles Times
“Funny and very moving” —Santa Monica Mirror
The Ruskin Group Theatre is proud to present
A love story for all of us
Sometimes, in the strangest of places,
someone unexpected comes into our lives, touches our heart,
and we are never ever the same.
The comedic drama, by Stephen Metcalfe, is the moving story of how all our dreams can be shattered in an instant. And the one’s that will save us are those we never would have imagined.
“Strange Snow” was commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York and had its world premier there in 1982. Since then, it has been played successfully in theatres, throughout the world. In 1989, it was developed into the major motion picture “Jacknife”, starring Robert DeNiro and Ed Harris. Now, for its 25th Anniversary, Mr. Metcalfe has chosen The Ruskin Group Theatre, to premier an updated version of “Strange Snow”. The play formally took place in the early 70’s and has been modernized in a “Redux”, to reach a newer and wider audience.
“Strange Snow” is directed by John Ruskin and features Mikey Myers, Dane Zinter and Sarah Maine.